The incredible beauty of Paris is evident when you look at her from the top of the Arc de Triomphe monument.
Look towards Champs Elysees and Louvre Museum 5km east (picture). Look towards La Defense 5 km west (picture). Look towards Eiffel Tower (picture). This is altogether one of the best panoramic views of Paris.
If you don't have much time, you can see the Arc de Triomphe on a Paris guided tour. Alternatively, see Arc de Triomphe on the classical Paris triumphal way walking tour. A visit of Arc de Triomphe takes less than two hours. See details on Arc de Triomphe web site.
Your visit will be quite easy if you stay in a hotel near Champs Elysees. This district has conveniently located hotels of excellent quality which we recommend.
A fervent admiror of the Romans, Napoleon (picture), the French Emperor, followed their example and commissioned the Arc de Triomphe in 1806.
His troops never marched through the arch as the Duke of Wellington defeated him at Waterloo (picture) in 1815. The Arc de Triomphe was completed in 1836 (picture of Arc de Triomphe in 1836), 15 years after Napoleon's death.
Arc de Triomphe is 49m high, 45m wide, 22m deep. By comparison, the Constantine Arch in Roma (312 ac) is 21m high, 25.7m wide, 7.4m deep. 600 000 people yearly visit the Arc de Triomphe.
Paris metro: Charles de Gaulle station, line 1, 6, RER A
tel: +33 (0)1 55 37 73 77. Arc de Triomphe entrance fee: 12 euros. Arc de Triomphe hours and fees
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